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Windows First looks at Windows 'Blue' have revealed an upgrade composed of cosmetic fixes, suggesting that Microsoft may be blowing its chance to turn the tide on Windows 8 blow back, and make good on its promise to truly 'rethink' Windows 8 with the release of Windows Blue. As a result, InfoWorld has issued an open letter to Microsoft to consider Windows 'Red' -- what InfoWorld is calling a 'serious plan' to fix the flaws of Windows 8, one that could rescue Microsoft's currently flagging promise to deliver a modern computing experience on both PCs and tablets.
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RE[2]: Comment by tkeith
by Stephen! on Tue 4th Jun 2013 15:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by tkeith"
Stephen!
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2007-11-24

That's why the various UIs and X.org crash constantly.


If X.org is unstable, why does Apple use it?

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RE[3]: Comment by tkeith
by Nelson on Tue 4th Jun 2013 15:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tkeith"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Is this a serious question?

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RE[3]: Comment by tkeith
by BluenoseJake on Tue 4th Jun 2013 16:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tkeith"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Apple doesn't use it.

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RE[3]: Comment by tkeith
by Neolander on Tue 4th Jun 2013 17:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tkeith"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

If X.org is unstable, why does Apple use it?

They don't, Xorg in OS X is an optional compatibility layer for apps from the Unix world that don't have a native OS X frontend.

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RE[4]: Comment by tkeith
by darknexus on Tue 4th Jun 2013 18:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by tkeith"
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2008-07-15

They don't, Xorg in OS X is an optional compatibility layer for apps from the Unix world that don't have a native OS X frontend.

Apple doesn't even ship it in OS X by default anymore as of 10.8. They don't even maintain it, though there is a third party project (XQuartz) that continues.

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